Whisper to a scream

It’s impossible not to think of Harvey Weinstein while watching “The Assistant.” Though the disgraced movie mogul never appears on screen, nor is he mentioned by name, his presence haunts Kitty Green’s piercing look at systemic abuses of power in the workplace.

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Hazardous terrain ahead

As is often the case with English-language remakes, “Downhill” ends up smoothing out the rough edges of the source material, removing some of the potent ambiguity at the heart of the original’s examination of masculinity, family dynamics, and gender roles.

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Film preview: 'Color Out of Space'

An adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft short story, “Color Out of Space” centers on the Gardner family, who’ve recently relocated from the city to a remote farmhouse in rural Massachusetts. With its mix of straight-up horror, gooey makeup effects, and performances that dance along the edges of camp, the film is the platonic ideal of a midnight movie.

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The 7th Annual Lubies

Now entering their seventh year, The Lubies are CITY’s rambunctious Oscar alternative, bestowing the highly sought after Golden Everything Burrito upon the films, performances, and trends that made the biggest impression over this past year.

Film Features

Film review: 'Clemency'

Alfre Woodard gives a phenomenal performance as a prison warden grappling with the emotional and psychological toll of carrying out death row executions in Chinonye Chukwu’s sobering and provocative drama.

Movie Reviews

Good things, small packages

Opening this week are the Oscar Nominated Shorts Programs, the popular annual showcase of the animated, live-action, and documentary short films nominated for an Oscar at this year's Academy Awards.

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"Mama Africa" (2005) @ Little Theatre

"This is Nollywood" (2000) @ Baobab Cultural Center

T.G.I.S. Think Genealogy It's Saturday: African American Genealogy @ Central Library, Local History & Genealogy Division

Black genealogists can face unique challenges in tracing their family’s history. Join...

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  • "This is Nollywood" (2000) @ Baobab Cultural Center

    • Fri., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. $7 suggested
  • "Mama Africa" (2005) @ Little Theatre

    • Fri., Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. $4-$9
  • Jesus Christ Superstar @ Auditorium Theatre

    • Fri., Feb. 21, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 22, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 1 & 6:30 p.m. $38-$88
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The media tributes to Susan B. Anthony on the anniversary of her 200th birthday are many and glowing. But the press mocked her mercilessly in during her crusade for women's suffrage. read more ...

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